Telefunken M60 FET Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Telefunken paired their M60 mic body and TK60 cardioid capsule to make this small-diaphragm condenser, with an airy top end ideal for acoustic instruments.
The M60 FET Cardioid package includes one M60 amplifier paired with a TK60 cardioid polar pattern capsule. The TK60 features a 6-micron gold-sputtered membrane measuring 15mm in diameter, with a surprisingly full low end, and a quick and accurate transient response. The frequency response is flat from 150 Hz to 7 kHz, with a smooth, airy presence peak at 8 kHz making it ideal for drum overheads, hi-hat and ride cymbals, piano, acoustic guitar, and other acoustic instruments.

The M60 FET's incredibly quick transient response captures nuances and subtleties with impressive precision and clarity. This results in an extremely detailed sonic image with definition and presence, perfectly suited for the complex character of stringed instruments and percussive sources.

Utilizing a unique proprietary circuit topology, this re-interpretation of the classic FET mic amplifier produces an exceptional transient response and SPL handling capabilities. Carefully selected and tested components are hand-plugged into gold-plated circuit board traces to provide an ultra-clean true Class A discrete amplifier with a frequency response of +/- 2dB from 20 Hz to 50 kHz. The output is matched with a custom American-made transformer that offers an especially low self-noise and a typical THD+N of 0.015% or better, making it ideal for critical recording applications.

The M60 FET amplifier body is finished in a durable, lightly textured black powder coat adorned with read more the historic TELEFUNKEN diamond badge. The microphone's XLR connector shell complements the look with a matte black nickel-plated finish engraved with the model and serial number. The TK6x capsules feature a bright nickel-plated enclosure with a fine gold mesh pattern.

The M60 FET Cardioid system ships complete with a SGMC-5R five meter XLR cable with right angle female connector, M7 61 elastic shock mount, and a foam windscreen, all packed in a ZC61 zipper carrying case.
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- Type: FET Condenser
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-3 dB
- Power Source: +48V Phantom Power
- Capsule: TK60 - Edge Terminated Small Diaphragm, Thread-on
- Transformer: TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik T61CT
- Sensitivity: 8.6 mV/Pa, +/-1 dB
- THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier): < 0.01%
- Output Impedance: 120
- Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): > 130 dB
- S/N Ratio: 89 dBA
- Self Noise (Amplifier): 5 dBA
- Dimensions: 140 mm L x 20 mm Dia
- Weight: 110 g
- Included Accessories: Right Angle XLR Cable, Shock Mount, Foam Windscreen, Carrying Case
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SYTM-071